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Matty’s Picks 2013 – Vol. 9 Sprint All-Star Race – Charlotte Motor Speedway – May 18, 2013

We're 1/3 of the way through the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and it’s onto Speedweeks at Charlotte. A million bucks is up for grabs this week (actually 2 million), and unlike the NHL, the NBA, and the MLB, we're already on to the All-Star weekend.

Surprising and Not Surprising: Advocare 500

From daylight to darkness over the Labor Day holiday weekend, here is what was surprising and not surprising in the 53rd annual Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Matty’s Picks 2012 – Vol. 22 – Atlanta Motor Speedway – AdvoCare 500 – September 2, 2012

Atlanta is one of those tracks where I really respect the drivers for hanging it all out there and really being on the edge of disaster at all times. Its aging surface lacks grip giving drivers with a background in dirt racing a competitive advantage over the field. It reminds me of the days of watching the DIRT modified's circle 'D-Shaped Dirt Demon' at my hometown track, the 3/8th-mile in Brewerton, NY.

Countdown to Daytona: 85

With just 85 more days to Daytona, the focus can be on none other than Jeff Gordon’s 85th historic win this season. With his 85th victory, Gordon moved from being tied with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip to sole position in third on the all-time career win list.

The Key To Success

There was rain. There were floods. There were even tornados in Atlanta. But for the second time in modern history, NASCAR ran on a Tuesday morning.

Headed in the Right Direction: Victory in Atlanta Keeps Hornaday’s Season Alive

Ron Hornaday knew that he got lucky on Friday night. In fact, he’d rather be lucky the last eight races of the 2011 season compared to what his No. 33 ARMOUR Chevrolet team has been to start the season.

Matty’s Picks: AdvoCare 500 Vol. 16 – Atlanta – September 4, 2011

We make our only trip to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Labor Day Weekend, a track where in 1995, the late Dale Earnhardt drove his No. 3 to victory in a race time of 3 hours, 3 minutes, and 3 seconds.

NASCAR Beginnings Featuring Fred Lorenzen

Richard Petty once said, “Fred Lorenzen was total concentration; before, during and after a race.”

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